Pepper Spray


By Courtney Carter*




Hi, did you know that according to pepper spray could temporarily make you blind?  Pepper spray can also make it difficult to breath and are quite capable of killing you if directly sprayed at you? Without pepper spray a ton of lives wouldn’t be saved, imagine yourself… going on a hike when suddenly you see a giant bear, you are so shocked that you just stand there and stare at it for a moment… that is when it turns around, of course we all know that bears can run faster than we can, they can climb, and obviously swim… that is when you get out your pepper spray… after you spray it at the bear it makes him or her temporarily blind and it gives you and your family a chance to get away.



Main Idea*


What is pepper spray? Pepper spray is a special self-defense spray that helps you defend yourself in a violent situation. Pepper spray is capable of damaging your eyes, it can temporarily make you blind, and it can even kill you. According to Wikipedia 2,974 people have died as an immediate result of the attacks. Another name for pepper spray is Oleoresin Capsicum or OC spray for short.


What will happen if the pepper spray is sprayed at you? After the pepper spray is sprayed at you, your eyes will immediately slam shut, you will have difficulty breathing which will cause you to cough, and pepper spray will give you a runny nose or whoever it is sprayed at. Pepper spray can be washed off with soap, shampoo, dishwashing detergent, or something else similar to soap. It is a good idea to disguise your pepper spray so that nobody can use it on you.


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Where is pepper spray legally used?  According to pepper spray is legally used in Western Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Latvia, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Spain, South Korea, The United Kingdom, and in certain states in the US.



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How does pepper spray work?  When Pepper spray is sprayed at someone, they will immediately slam their eyes shut.  Pepper spray will make it harder for you to breathe, give you a runny nose, and you will cough a bit. Pepper spray will temporarily make whoever it is sprayed at blind, sometimes it might even kill who ever it is sprayed at.


As you can see it is a good idea to get pepper spray for self-defense, I hope you enjoyed my report.









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Pepper spray

April 29, 2008

This is a really good article that contains tons of information about pepper spray.




Pepper spray

May 2, 2008

This is a really good place to learn about pepper spray AKA Oleoresin Capsicum spray.




Pepper spray

May 5, 2008

This article is really good for learning how to disguise your pepper spray so the person you might need to use it on wont take it from you and use it on you.